Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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University of Georgia

Visitor Center-Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

February 26, 1995

The twenty-second session of the Social Harp and Sacred Harp singing was held at the Botanical Gardens in the Visitor Center, the fourth Sunday in February. The Social Harp book is used in the morning, and the Sacared Harp in the afternoon. The class was called together by John Garst leading song on page 106. The morning prayer was given by David Grant. The class was organized for the day by electing or appointing the following: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging and Memorial Committee—Lee Rogers. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 191, 250; Charlene Wallace 87, 159; Helen Bryson 66, 89; Angelia Benton 76b, 114; David Grant 33, 198; Bruce King 237, 173; Dan Bailey 160, 176; Billy Hollingsworth 79, 207; Hugh McGraw 34.

RECESS

John Garst called the class together leading song on page 51. Leaders: Sara Akin 88, 93; Henry Zittrouer 190, 190b; Karen Morris 91b, 98; Art Rosenbaum 169, 200; Laura Akerman 135, 24; Kelly Morris 129b, 156; Annette Raymond 83; Charles Wood 204b. Memorial Lesson. Helen Bryson led song on page 373 from the Sacred Harp in memory of Nancy Murril, Lessie Cates, Harry Dumas, Carlton Hitchcock, and Benny Rigdon. Charlene Wallace led song on page 63 for all the sick and shut-ins, including Edna Garst and Gertrude Bateman. The class was dismissed with prayer by David Grant.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with John Garst leading song on page 235. Leaders: Lee Rogers 87, 354; Richard Johnson 273, 454; Leif Carter 186, 236; Rita Haley 46, 155; Annette Raymond 56, 341; Wesley Haley 108b, 122; Shannon Prim 479; Joyce Harrison 149, 275b; Mrs. Buelah Robinson 460, 47b; Leif Carter 38b; Helen Bryson 34b; Dan Bailey 117; Angelia Benton 147; Bruce King 442.

RECESS

John Hollingsworth called the class together leading song on page 408. Leaders: David Grant 540; Leif Carter 299; Kelly Morris 49b; Laura Akerman 543; Karen Morris 34; Richard Johnson 298; Ash Raymond 38; Lee Rogers 178; John Garst 52b; Kevin Kelly and Michael Linsey 86. After announcements, John Garst led the song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by David Grant.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.